Dana Spada, PhD, LMSW, CASACT

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Dr. Spada is a gestalt psychotherapist catering to New Jersey and New York where she runs her own practice. She is uncompromising in her dedication to the well-being of her patients. Her practice philosophy is to provide holistic and evidence-based care that is respectful of the concerns, values, and aspirations of her patients. She believes in empowering her patients to achieve their greatest potential.
 
From her early years of middle school, Dr. Spada remembers wondering "why people do what they do." This curiosity in humanity stayed with her throughout her years and brought her to her profession today. She absolutely loves what she does and feels a deep sense of gratitude to be able to do the work she does. 

A well trained professional, Dr. Spada earned her master's degree in social work from the State University of New York, Stony Brook. She also holds a Ph.D. in Social Work from Adelphi University. Her sound clinical knowledge and passion towards her work are commendable and make her a valued asset in her practice.

Dr. Spada has an individualized approach to patient care and carefully considers all aspects of her patient’s physical and mental health in the interest of properly treating them. She has a passion for creative and deep-reaching individual and couples therapy and does her best to motivate people to live their best lives.


After a session with Dr. Spada, you will feel a sense of calm and clarity. Dr. Spada will provide you with a safe, compassionate space to unravel issues you are experiencing.  You will feel supported and validated throughout the therapeutic process. 
 
Dr. Spada provides treatment to individuals, couples, and families. She works with adults and children. She specializes in treating the following:
 
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues 
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Children, Adolescents and Teens
  • Substance Abuse
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Post Partum Depression 
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal
  • Postpartum
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues 
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Children, Adolescents and Teens
  • Substance Abuse
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Post Partum Depression 
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss


 

Dr. Spada's Treatment Approach 

  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Psychodynamic 
  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Motivational Interviewing 
  • Cognitive
  • Behavioral
  • Narrative


Location
Dr. Spada offers in person sessions in Colts Neck, New Jersey. She also offers virtual sessions. 
 
Special Training 
Dr. Spada trained in gestalt psychotherapy at the Gestalt Institute of Long Island for six years. She is also a certified alcoholism and substance abuse counselor. Dr. Spada completed her doctoral dissertation on Women and Leadership. She has comprehensive knowledge in the leadership realm. 
 
 
 
 
 


Dr. Dana Spada Reaches

Rumson NJ
Colts Neck NJ